Davide: I would like my opinions to be heard also

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Cebu Vice Governor Hilario Davide III has been barred from participating in session deliberations and from sponsoring resolutions.

The house rules crafted by the administration-dominated Sangguniang Panlalawigan prohibited Davide from engaging in discourse through deliberations.

The Local Government Code is silent on the other roles of the presiding officers, said Davide. (

Section 29 (a), Chapter 3 of the Local Government Code states that “the vice-governor shall be the presiding officer of the sangguniang panlalawigan; the city vice-mayor, of the sangguniang panlungsod; the municipal vice-mayor, of the sangguniang bayan; and the punong barangay, of the sangguniang barangay. The presiding officer shall vote only to break a tie.”

Davide said he will question the house rule in the right time.

“I think I should also not be deprived of my right to speak my mind on any matter, an issue that may arise. I would like my opinions to be heard also,” the former governor added.